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1. History of Haverhill
There is evidence of settlement in the Haverhill area as far back as the Iron Age. A medieval settlement developed in an area known as Burton End, but the centre of the town later moved to where it is today. In the 15th century Haverhill was a trading centre, with wool and weaving as its main industries. A significant date in the town's history was June 14, 1667, when the ‘Gr...Read more
2. Now in Haverhill
The market town of Haverhill is still developing, growing and changing. It is a town that has changed a lot over the years and is currently establishing itself as a prime location for business and investment, especially in the technology industry. It has good links to London as well as airports and ports, and is in an area where there is plenty of land for development.
3. Events in Haverhill
The Haverhill Festival takes place for two weeks in June and includes music, film, comedy, dance, drama and community events. The Haverhill Historic Transport Rally is an annual event organised by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, and includes anything from fire engines to motorcycles. The Haverhill Show takes place on the Recreation Ground and is an event aimed at young...Read more
4. Attractions in Haverhill
Haverhill Arts Centre is in the former civic hall in the town, which is a Grade II listed building. It was built in 1883 and has a varied history, having been used for music, dances, bingo and pantomime over the years. The centre itself offers a programme of theatre, cinema, comedy, children's shows, music, dance, spoken word, exhibitions and more. The Haverhill Local History C...Read more
5. Things To Do in Haverhill
The Haverhill Leisure Centre has a three-tier children's indoor play area called Kid City, two swimming pools, a 100-station fitness studio, sports hall, health suite, coffee shop and much more. East Town Park is the main open space in the town and covers around 50 acres. It has a children's play area, a maze, picnic area and more. The park is the start of the Haverhill Country...Read more
6. Business in Haverhill
Haverhill has been a market town for nearly 1,000 years. Haverhill Market is held in Market Square on Fridays and in the High Street on Saturdays. The town is on the border of the three counties of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, making it a prime location for new businesses. The two main business organisations in the town are Haverhill Enterprise and Haverhill Chamber of Co...Read more
7. Transport in Haverhill
By road, the A1307 leads from Haverhill to the A11 to the west. The A1017 is the main road leading south from the town and the A143 heads to the east. Haverhill is about 60 miles from London and about 20 miles from Cambridge. Haverhill does not have its own train station; the town lost its railway in 1965. The nearest train station is Audley End Station in Saffron Walden, which...Read more
8. Entertainment in Haverhill
The Haverhill Arts Centre is the main venue in the town for live entertainment and offers a varied programme including comedy, theatre, music and dance. The venue also has a cinema.
9. Famous Landmarks in Haverhill
The Spirit of Enterprise is a laser-lit structure on the town's gateway roundabout, and when it was opened in 2004 it was said to have created the world's first roundabout containing a laser.
10. Interesting Facts about Haverhill
Famous actress Charlotte Rampling was born in Haverhill. Her films have included Basic Instinct 2, The Duchess and Spy Game among many others.
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